Steeped in history and oozing romantic charm this idyllic property comprises two individual detached stone residences which lie discreetly behind a picturesque stone wall on ¾ of an acre of lush manicured gardens. Mature specimen trees act as a scenic backdrop creating a private, sheltered haven with frontal views of unblemished rolling hills and countryside.

One can be forgiven for assuming the current owners are professional interior designers as the two bedroom cottage in particular has been refurbished with style, flair and painstaking perfection. All the fine characteristics of an old Irish cottage both externally and internally exist whilst defying traditional perceptions one may have. There are generously sized rooms, triple height ceilings in the living room, a master bedroom which is as big as it is bright, showcasing a large walk in dressing room fully fitted out with wall to wall bespoke storage. All of the rooms claim ownership of Enid Blyton- esque garden views.

The charming original features which can be found in both properties are in absolute abundance and are beautifully intact such as original windows, panelled ceilings, treated timber ceiling beams and rafters, timber floorboards, granite cills and steps, antique internal doors and cast iron stoves .Everywhere one turns there is an ornate window to be admired, varying in design and size allowing lots of light to enter each room creating an even bigger sense of space.

The Old Forge itself is equally as charming once a working forge right up to the 1960s with historical features intact representing its bygone era. This open plan living space with loft area and separate kitchen makes for comfortable living with a large bedroom and bathroom.

All in all a property that offers great potential satisfying many possible requirements where the second residence offers many uses for a family member/ aupair to reside on the grounds or simply as a rental income provider. The historical element in general adds a magical twist as there is a story behind most of the features such as the turning circle for Cartwheels still evident in the driveway, part of the Old Forge.

Newcastle with its infamous heritage and leafy country roads offers a little piece of real estate heaven whilst not being isolated- an important factor for Dublin commuters and those who appreciate a convenient lifestyle .Access to N11 is quick and easy, only seconds drive away. Greystones, Kilquade, and Newcastle village itself are all closeby.

SPECIAL FEATURES of the Cottage and The Old Forge

Original cut stone exteriors
Approx. ¾ of an acre of glorious gardens with mature boundary hedging and trees
Tarmac driveway with off street parking
Seclusion and privacy
Stone entrance wall with picket fence
The main house resembles that of a showhouse.
The old forge provides comfortable accommodation (With potential rental income)
Original features intact and well maintained
Timber panelled ceilings
Exposed timber beams and rafters
Ornate windows throughout
Antique cast iron stoves
Oil fired central heating (electric heating in Old Forge)
Outside lantern lighting
Extensive lawned areas to front side and rear
Picturesque pedestrian garden gates


Livingroom: 7.4m x 4.0m
Well proportioned spacious room with triple height ceilings
Wide plank timber floorboards with solid timber skirting boards
Stunning timber beams and rafters.
Feature cast iron fireplace with timber mantelpiece.
Panelled hardwood windows with hardwood inset window cills
Glass panelled French doors lead to:

Kitchen/Dining area: 5.6m x 3.6m
Ceramic tiled floor. Large skirting boards. Feature timber panelled ceiling.
Fitted kitchen units incorporating large Belfast Sink with tiled splashbacks. Recessed wall shelving. Large range cooker. French doors lead out to rear garden.

Door to back kitchen/Utility Room.
Tiled floor. Timber wall panelling with shelving. High and low level fitted units. Provision for fridge freezer and plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher. Feature timber panelled ceiling. Back door leads to outside. Boiler room.

Inner corridor
Accessed from the kitchen. Shelved hotpress with storage and hanging space.
Feature timber panelled ceiling

Timber wall panelling. Feature timber ceiling panelling. Ceramic bath with shower connection.

Separate WC
Timber wall panelling and timber ceiling panelling. Wc and pedestal whb with storage.

Master Bedroom: 4.0m x 4.0m
Steps lead up to this wonderful regal space. Imposing exposed timber beams .Solid timber floorboards. Fitted antique cast iron stove is the focal point and natural light floods through the many ornate windows. Fitted wall lights.
Walk through to the large dressing room: 2.6m x 4.0m
With bespoke wall to wall fitted storage unit. This large space is suitable for a nursery or home office and has potential to convert to a third bedroom.

Bedroom 2: 4.3m x 3.7m
Painted timber floorboards
Feature picture window with views out to rear garden
Feature timber panelled ceiling

The Old Forge (Second dwelling)

A stone detached cottage comprising one bedroom accommodation with independent services (ESB, heating, etc)

Main Livingroom: 4.5m x 6.4m
High Ceilings. Timber panelled ceiling with exposed beams. Ladder leads to upstairs loft storage.
Stone fireplace with hardwood mantle incorporating large cast iron stove
Feature original windows.

Kitchen: 2.7m x 3.8m
Accessed from Livingroom .Tiled floor. Fitted units with tiled splashback . Provision for cooker and fridge freezer. Timber panelled ceiling with recessed lighting. Door to rear garden.

Master Bedroom: 2.6m x 3.6m
Timber panelled ceiling.

Tiled floor. Timber panelled walls. Step-in shower unit. Wc, whb. Access to attic.


Small private patio area with mature hedging.


To The front
Main entrance leads to tarmac driveway providing off street parking for several cars. Pillared pedestrian entrance framed by a stunning vibrant Fuschia archway with painted picket gate leading to front door via sweeping gravelled driveway. Lawned front garden with dual side access with painted picket gates. Mature boundary hedging, flower beds and mature specimen bay tree. Beautiful countryside views.
To the Rear
Mainly laid out in lawn there is also a tarmac patio area and small timber deck area. Mature trees and hedgerow create great privacy.


BER: E2 (Main House)
BER No. 110266764
Energy Performance Indicator: 358.13 kWh/m²/yr
BER: G (Mews)
BER No. 110266772
Energy Performance Indicator: 744.76 kWh/m²/yr


Coming from Dublin heading south along the N11/M11 motorway, pass Kilpedder and take the second exit for Newtownmountkennedy. At the roundabout take second exit sign posted-Newcastle. Continue down this road for 500 metres and The Old Forge property is on the left hand side behind a stone wall with painted gate.

  • Address: The Old Forge, Newcastle Upper, Co Wicklow
  • City: Newcastle
  • State/county: Wicklow
  • Country: Ireland


Updated on July 11, 2018 at 10:56 am

  • Price: €575,000/Asking Price
  • Property Size: 181 m²
  • Land Area: 0.75
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2

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